University of North Carolina at Wilmington Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington ranks better than only 39% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington ranks better than 68% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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University of North Carolina at Wilmington's Top Ranking

Salary and Debt by Major at UNC Wilmington

We calculated a salary score for each of UNC Wilmington's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at UNC Wilmington to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for UNCW Bachelor's Degrees

UNCW ranks higher than 39% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 6% $25,000 $18,771 6%
Biology, General 58% $22,770 $30,092 58%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 53% $20,181 $43,670 53%
Chemistry 33% $22,250 $35,060 33%
Communication and Media Studies 46% $22,250 $32,885 46%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 36% $21,500 $52,107 36%
Computer Science 34% $22,937 $59,948 34%
Criminology 13% $20,000 $29,685 13%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 41% $25,000 $22,192 41%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 31% $21,164 $25,387 31%
English Language and Literature, General 76% $19,000 $33,604 76%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 47% $21,626 $26,160 47%
Fine and Studio Arts 9% $21,750 $19,227 9%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 46% $20,424 $36,488 46%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 96% Not Reported $38,559 96%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 79% $25,000 $44,170 79%
History 43% $22,250 $29,685 43%
International/Global Studies 32% $21,500 $28,236 32%
Mathematics 25% $18,863 $38,289 25%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 18% $21,500 $26,643 18%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 31% $22,387 $30,228 31%
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 34% $25,500 $23,456 34%
Physics 32% Not Reported $38,289 32%
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 8% $22,190 $22,444 8%
Political Science and Government 18% $21,375 $29,064 18%
Psychology, General 20% $21,000 $25,932 20%
Public Health 32% $20,485 $32,029 32%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 35% $15,200 $61,326 35%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 42% $19,500 $30,409 42%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 12% $26,121 $20,482 12%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 28% $25,500 $28,598 28%
Social Work 39% $22,673 $30,926 39%
Sociology 50% $20,000 $32,569 50%
Special Education and Teaching 43% $24,544 $37,517 43%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 51% $19,500 $36,086 51%

Salary Scores for UNCW Master's Degrees

UNCW ranks higher than 33% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 34% $40,445 $61,814 34%
Chemistry 46% Not Reported $57,657 46%
Curriculum and Instruction 47% Not Reported $48,823 47%
Dispute Resolution 13% $25,105 $40,641 13%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 20% Not Reported $38,529 20%
Education, General 19% $28,500 $42,682 19%
Educational Administration and Supervision 26% Not Reported $47,729 26%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 75% Not Reported $61,516 75%
Fine and Studio Arts 99% $20,500 $65,959 99%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 14% Not Reported $41,565 14%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 6% Not Reported $35,060 6%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 35% Not Reported $44,091 35%
Psychology, General 42% $50,707 $42,682 42%
Public Administration 22% $31,300 $45,500 22%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 37% $37,817 $92,809 37%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 23% $40,750 $29,685 23%
Social Work 28% $30,500 $42,495 28%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 12% $29,190 $38,079 12%

Salary Scores for UNCW Doctoral Degrees

UNCW ranks higher than 25% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 25% Not Reported $70,456 25%

University of North Carolina at Wilmington Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

brian 7/15/2020

The school has subpar staff and teachers. The educations is overpriced and useless. Teachers are not willing to work with students during national emergencies, hurricanes and the corona virus. Campus police prey on students for more income in top of the already high price for an underdeveloped campus with subpar opportunities for students. Any other UNC school is a better option, but they all are overpriced subpar NC public schools.

Lea Glasmacher 8/10/2019

Being a high school senior can be a scary time. Taking the SAT's and figuring out where you want to go to college. You tour all these schools who tell you why they are the best and why you should attend. I visited about six colleges before touring UNCW, and I kept thinking to myself, when will I find a school that feels like home. Finally, when I visited UNCW, it felt like home. The campus is beautiful, there are trees everywhere and small ponds to relax by between classes. UNCW has done a great job making... Read More